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3-Day Guided Hike in the Drakensberg Mountains from Johannesburg

  • Nightly accommodation in 5-star mountain tents, sleeping under the stars
  • Benefit from a guide's supervision, navigation, and in-depth commentary in the mountain environment
  • All meals included
3-Day Guided Hike in the Drakensberg Mountains from Johannesburg
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3-Day Guided Hike in the Drakensberg Mountains from Johannesburg
From US$ 264.62
Arranging a multi-day hiking trip in unfamiliar territory may seem overwhelming, but booking a guided tour through the Drakensberg Mountains makes it stress-free. Enjoy a 5-star camping experience, with all equipment, food, fees, and transportation from Johannesburg arranged in advance. Benefit from a guide's supervision as you climb the summit, where you'll get rewarded with panoramic views and photo ops.
What to Expect
Day 1: Shermans Cave in the Drakensberg, 1,200m (D)

Enjoy a complimentary pick up from your hotel at 5am in the morning. Then take the 5 hour drive down through to the province of Kwazulu Natal, home of the Drakensberg Mountains. Once you arrive at the Cathedral Peak Hotel, you will double check equipment, meet the rest of the team and start the hike. The first days hiking covers 5 km and takes us through an incredible valley where the peaks of the soaring Drakensberg can be seen far above. The hike is relatively easy with a few steep sections in the beginning. We spend the night in a cave. Dinner is served at about 7pm.

Overnight: Shermans cave in the mountains.

Day 2: Cathedral peak Summit, 3150m (B, L, D)

Today is an early start. Aim to have breakfast and start the hike by 5:30am. A long day today and the elevation gain is nearly 1000m. The objective is to get you to the highest free standing  peak in the Drakensberg, Cathedral Peak.The hike includes a few challenging areas and the final summit attempt involves a bit of scrambling. The ridges to the summit offer some incredible views of the valleys far below as well as the peaks above. After lunch on the summit, head back down to the cave for another night in the cave. A celebratory dinner is served under the starry African skies where the milky way can be clearly seen

Overnight: Shermans Cave

Day 3: Johannesburg (B)
On the final day, make the 5km hike back to the end of the hike. Have lunch at the hotel and drive back to Johannesburg. Back at your hotel by about 6:30pm.
Reviews (8)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2018
Dunno why there is only 5 stars when they deserve 55.5

Awesome weekend spent in the Drakensberg where friendships are made. I can't praise Darren and Bucket enough. Looking forward to my next adventure with them.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoM1096
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
Thanks Soul Adventures!

What an AWESOME experience! We really enjoyed the hike in the Drakensberg. Darren en his team were fun and caring throughout the entire weekend. The constant jokes and motivation kept you going. You will see us again for the next trip! You will see us...More

1  Thank MarliH78
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

aweful "enduring experience" ever in my life!!!. the grueling gruesome adventure for a "fit city slicker" like me made me question my life and existence on this planet. Darren made every attempt to show me what I am really made off, and succeeded showing me...More

2  Thank MariusLouisd
Reviewed 19 March 2018
Drakensberg adventure of a life time!

It was our first experience hiking in the spectacularly picturesque Drakensberg and we took our two eldest children with. Darren is confident and well versed on the area and his wicked sense of humor is unforgettable. His right hand woman, Emma, cooked up a scrumptious,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile
A must do hike!

Professionally run, yet chilled 3 days/2 nights in the most scenic part of the country. Technical yet very safe and highly recommended for anyone who just needs a break!

Thank antsib75
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